Top 5 Calendar of Events: September 2013 in Myrtle Beach

September is one of my favorite months in Myrtle Beach. The summer crowds have packed up, kids are back in school, and most of the oppressive summer heat has been replaced with more tolerable temperatures, while the ocean water still remains relatively warm. If you have the opportunity, this month between the seasons is a great chance to soak up the best of the Grand Strand without the summer crowds. There also happens to be an abundance of awesome things happening. Here are my “top 5” for September:

September 1-22

Animation at Myrtle Beach
Animation B.C. (Before Computers): A History of Art in Motion
, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 843-238-2510
Museum Hours: Tue-Sat 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Sun. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free; donations are appreciated
A wonderful exhibit for kids and adults alike, this is an exhibition from the Toonseum of Pittsburgh celebrating the 100th anniversary of hand drawn and painted animation, with hands-on components for children and families. It will include approximately 100 pieces of original production art including Mickey Mouse, Spongebob, Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear, Sleeping Beauty and more. The exhibit will examine over 100 years of hand-drawn and painted animation.

September 7

Large Garage Sale in NMB
South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale
, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, 843-918-1235
Sat: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $3 per car
There’s nothing like finding some hidden treasure in someone else’s junk. If you are a fan of American Pickers or Antiques Roadshow, this could be your diamond in the rough! Join the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale for a day of good deals. Each year, hundreds of people flock to the event to find anything under the sun for a great deal.

September 13

Brave screening outdoors in North Myrtle BeachMovies @ McLean, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5584
Fri: 7:40 PM
Movie: Brave (PG)
Price: Free
Spend Friday evening watching a movie under the stars. Bring your beach chair, blanket, grab popcorn and a drink from the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club. September’s feature is Brave, a Pixar animated tale about a strong-willed, expert archeress princess, a magical spell, and the bond between a mother and daughter.

September 26-29

22nd Annual Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach at the St. John the Baptist Orthodox ChurchSt. John’s Greek Festival, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Hwy 17 Bypass & 33rd Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, 843-448-3773
Thurs-Sun: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Thur.; 11:00 AM -10:00 PM on Fri. and Sat.; Noon – 7:00 PM on Sun.
Price: Entry is free; food and crafts for purchase
Party like Pericles! Relish in the abundance of Greek cuisine with a cornucopia of gyros, spanakopita, roasted lamb and mousaka, as well as a variety of pastries and breads at the 22nd annual Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach. The festival also includes vendor booths, live music, Greek dancers, children’s activities and inflatables, and talks and informative lectures about the culture and faith.

September 28

Brew at the Zoo at historic Brookgreen GardensBrew at the Zoo, Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, 843-235-6016
Sat: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Price: $35 Brookgreen Members, $40 Non-members, $15 Designated Driver.
While this one may be a little drive south from Myrtle Beach, it is definitely an event too good to pass up! The 2nd Annual Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting with over 30 regional and national selections in the historic Brookgreen Gardens, one of TripAdvisor’s Top Ten public gardens in the United States. Guests will receive a signature tasting glass, snacks and enjoy the music of Bullfrog, a favorite regional band. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online, at Brookgreen, and by calling 843-235-6016.